preemptive

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See also: preëmptive and pre-emptive

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

preempt +‎ -ive.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɹiːˈɛmp.tɪv/
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Adjective[edit]

preemptive (comparative more preemptive, superlative most preemptive)

  1. Of or relating to preemption.
  2. Made so as to deter an anticipated unpleasant situation.
  3. (bridge, of a high-level bid) Intended to interfere with an opponent's bidding.

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